WE ARE NEW HERE 1 2020 Oil on paper 50x70cm KEELERTORNERO

GEOFF BRUNELL Task Update – Third Phase – IMAGINATION, SYNTHESIS AND TRANSFORMATION

GEOFF BRUNELL task update #02 – Third Phase – IMAGINATION, SYNTHESIS AND TRANSFORMATION

We had a third visit from Geoff Brunell in February of this year 2020 and we showed him these paintings done in response to his comments about the last set of studies. We also made these painting trolleys, on wheels so easy to move around the studio, with everything you need within reach and complete with glass palette.

WE ARE NEW HERE 1 2020 Oil on paper 50x70cm KEELERTORNERO
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GB STUDY PAINTING 2 Oil paint on paper 50x70cm
GB STUDY PAINTING 3 Oil paint on paper 50x70cm
GB STUDY PAINTING 4 Oil paint on paper 70x50cm
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GEOFF BRUNELL Task Update - Second phase of study paintings

GEOFF BRUNELL task update #01 – Second phase of study paintings – IMAGINATION, SYNTHESIS AND TRANSFORMATION

 

Geoff paid us another studio visit in June 2019 to see how we were getting on with his task. Although seemingly impressed with the quality and quantity of work produced, he had many points to make in reaction. Most of these were to do with composition and technique. This felt like we were getting good advice from someone who’s been in art education and producing art for a long time. We’ve taken on board everything he said and will now be approaching our oil painting from a more professional standpoint. So to the next phase of IMAGINATION, SYNTHESIS AND TRANSFORMATION where we will be concerned with a heightened sense of composition and our treatment of paint and palettes more ordered and organised.

Below are the study paintings we did since Geoff’s first visit. Mostly oil paint on paper, some of these are developments from the first phase.

See the first phase of the Geoff task HERE and HERE for more information about Geoff Brunell


TASK No.07: GEOFF BRUNELL - Imagination, Synthesis and Transformation

TASK NO.007: GEOFF BRUNELL

  IMAGINATION, SYNTHESIS AND TRANSFORMATION

 

Geoff Brunell is an artist living and working in East London and before retirement he lectured in Fine Art in many institutions for over 40 years. He set us this task in response to seeing the film we made as part of a previous one from performance artist and painter Shaun Caton. He suggested that we could take stills from the film and use them as a starting point to make a series of studies and paintings on paper. He asked that we use these images to take us further into the imagination by using the motifs, colours and shapes to spin the process off into new directions.

The task: ‘Imagination,Synthesis and Transformation’ is to make oil paintings, in an experimental, imaginative and expressive manner, using imagery taken from research based on figuration. The idea is to challenge the artists use of fantastical images, to produce images taken from life and real experience, transformed through the use of their imagination. The work, initially on paper is to try to ensure that the work does not become too product orientated too soon, at the expense of experimentation, to take some risks and have some fun.

Below are images of the first phase of the task, drawings and paintings on paper.